August 22, 1998 |
The day after the U.S. cruise missile strikes against suspected terrorist targets in Sudan and Afghanistan, FBI Director Louis J. Freeh said Friday that agents and East African police are still very much in the business of building a case against the perpetrators of the Aug. 7 bombings of the U.S. embassies here and in Tanzania.
August 19, 1998 |
FBI agents and Kenyan police detectives on Tuesday raided a Nairobi hotel popular with Muslim businessmen and left after having combed two rooms for clues in the U.S. embassy bombings, hotel employees and guests said late Tuesday. Although U.S. and Kenyan authorities would not comment on the raid, unnamed sources told a Nairobi newspaper that the bomb that rocked the embassy here Aug. 7 was built in the two rooms just days before the blasts.
August 17, 1998 |
A Pakistani official here said Sunday that an "Arab national" has confessed to being involved in the bombings of the U.S. embassies in this capital and in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and has been turned over to Kenyan authorities. Fearing a possible violent public reaction against Pakistan's cooperation with the U.S. in the case, Americans gathered at the embassy in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, on Sunday to await instructions about a possible evacuation.
August 28, 1998 |
Flanked by top Clinton administration officials, FBI Director Louis J. Freeh announced Thursday that U.S. agents had brought a confessed terrorist and would-be suicide bomber to New York and charged him with the murders of the 12 Americans who died in the attack three weeks ago on the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. A second suspect in the alleged conspiracy was reportedly in American hands as well, with an official statement about his status expected imminently.
August 23, 1998 |
For four years, Mohammed Saddiq Odeh, also known as Sadik Howaida and internationally suspected as the chief bomber of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya, quietly plied his fishing trade along the Indian Ocean coast in eastern Africa. He would buy fish in this tourist town of 500,000 and sell them farther south in Mombasa, relatives of his wife said Saturday during an interview that revealed details of the private life of a previously unknown man who has suddenly become a character in a global drama.